Harnessing the Sun to make Beer

Saturday, June 25, 2011 -
5:00am to 11:00am

solar flareimage: Undertow851June 20, 2011 - For immediate release. Contact: Jocelyn Fabbri.

Portland, OR - The Homebrew Exchange (HBX), a DIY beer, soda, wine, and cheese making store located in North Portland, Oregon, will be conducting a solar-powered brewing demonstration at the North American Organic Brew Festival (NAOBF).

The solar-powered, organic brewing demonstration will begin at noon on Saturday. “We will be brewing an Imperial IPA recipe we created especially for this event,” said owner Jocelyn Fabbri. “We are also are excited to begin selling this recipe as our first organic beer ingredient kit, both in our store and online.” More details after the cut...

Homebrew Exchange to Debut New Brewing Ingredient Kits at the Kenton Street Fair

Portland, OR - The Homebrew Exchange (HBX), a DIY beer, soda, wine, and cheese making shop located in the Kenton neighborhood of Portland, Oregon, is introducing a new line of beer ingredient kits. Homebrew Exchange will debut these new items at the second annual Kenton Street Fair on Sunday, May 22.

Kenton Street Fair

Sunday, May 22, 2011 -
4:00am to 12:00pm

2nd Annual Kenton Street Fair on May 22nd from 11-7pm.
On Denver Ave, between N Watts and N Denver. Live Music on 2 stages, Coaster Car Race, Kids Activities.
Kenton Street FairKenton Street Fair

Homebrew Exchange: Selling handcrafted soda, potted hop plants, and for $1 dollar you can win a private brewing lesson or yogurt making class for up to 6 people. Will be doing a Brewing Demo from 12-5, store will be open until 7pm with some sampling of different products.

Home Brewers Come Together to Celebrate Signing of Oregon Senate Bill 444

April 12, 2010. For immediate release. Contact: Jocelyn Fabbri. 503-286-0343.

Portland, OR - The Homebrew Exchange will host an “exchange” party on Saturday, April 16 starting at 4pm to celebrate the signing of Oregon Senate Bill 444. This new legislation allows home brewers to share their fermented beverages outside the location where it was brewed. Home brewers, cheese makers, friends, and neighbors are invited to come and share their home made creations in celebration of the passing of SB 444.

The passing of SB444 will allow home brewers to again enter home brew competitions and share their brews outside the home. Jocelyn Fabbri, owner of Homebrew Exchange, says, "We are pleased to see this bill pass. The home brewing community in Portland is very active and homebrewers love to talk beer and share brews. This bill really makes that possible. The new law has made our customers very happy. They are excited to be able to share their hobby with their neighbors again."
The festivities will include a raffle and a best in show contest. As always, this is a family friendly event.

HBX "Exchange" Party coming in April

Saturday, April 16, 2011 -
9:00am to 1:00pm

It has been a while but we thought it would be time for another "exchange" party. If you haven't come before now is your chance to show off your wares.Sammy Beer

The next "Exchange" party is scheduled for April 16, 2011. Bring your homemade beverage, cheese, bread, etc.. Spend the afternoon trying a variety of goodies created by your neighbors. Be amazed at the quality of local home brewers and cheesemakers. We will again raffle off some prizes and have a little "Best of Show" contest.
Family friendly as always.

Living Social, the Good and the Bad

What really happens...What really happens...PORTLAND, OR -- For Immediate Release --   First, a warm welcome to the 450 customers who bought our LivingSocial coupon. We've had a lot of fun meeting new customers, and helping them put together great recipes or find fun gifts (beer socks, anyone?). Portland is a super place to live for DIY food and beverage geeks and we really enjoy serving the community.

I'd like to say a couple things about LivingSocial. Like Groupon, LivingSocial promotes steeply-discounted daily deals at local businesses. It is a great deal for customers, as they get to spend $20 in our store but it only costs them $10. We did have some problems with LivingSocial, however. Read on for our full report...


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